• NFPA 13 - Concealed spaces

    NFPA 2013 Section 8.15.1.2.2 - uses the term limited access. Is there a definition for "limited access" or is left up to interpretation by the AHJ?   Thanks
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  • Silicone RFID Fire Hydrant Bonnet Sleeve

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    I have a newly patented product to help first responders and municipalities find and upkeep fire hydrants. I was recently awarded a patent by the USPTO for a stretchy Silicone Fire Hydrant Bonnet Sleeve with RFID comm...
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  • Wireless Fire System Monitoring - The Way To Go?

    How common are wireless fire monitoring systems & what are advantages & disadvantages? We're a townhome community & we've heard some negative stories.
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  • Underground piping requirements as per NFPA

    Hi All Its Istiaque from Bangladesh. In one project where from fire pump room to building fire main pipe have to run beneath the ground, I have read in some articles that microbiologically influences corrosion happens...
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  • Leak detection requirements for underground storage tanks.

    Are newly installed underground storage tanks  intended for fire water suppression storage required to go through a leak testing procedure prior to being put into service?
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  • Fire safety Standards, documents or guidelines for Tobacco Industry

    Can anyone please guide me regarding any standard, guidelines or any document that is solely for fire safety regarding tobacco processing industries.?
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  • define section 605 in 2015 international fire code

    I'm installing a interactive solar photovoltaic sysyem 53.460 kWpdc Winston-Salem North Carolina   Fire Plan reviewer is requiring a center-line axis in both axes of the roof. 605.11.1.3.2 (2) I fully understan...
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  • Is anyone doing the 5 year hydro-static testing for FDC's according to NFPA 25?

    I'm with an AHJ and we were thinking of enforcing all of the NFPA 5 year inspections. Just looking for thoughts and advice on who out there is testing the FDC's according to 25. Thanks. 
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  • How to prevent a standpipe hose connection from malicious opening?

    I have a NFPA 14 standpipe that I want to prevent from inadvertent/malicious opening of the hose connections. What suggestions do you have?  This is what I have been able to come up with: Put caps on with a spa...
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  • Fire Detection System

    We want to install fire detection system in the area where HVAC system is already installed. In case, if we install the fire detection system on roof which is above 1.9 m from cool air supply duct the possibility of a...
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  • Vortex fixed Sprinkler system Nitrogen bottle Hydro requirements

    Need some clarification on what the hydrostatic retest requirements are for 3 rows of 2500 psi Nitrogen tanks installed in bank for water mist suppression system in an underground fuel vault (not buried, in conditione...
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  • Fire Door Inspections

    What certifications are required to conduct annual Fire Door Inspections per NFPA 80?
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  • Fire hydrant private network

    Good day, can an underground fire hydrant private network be used as the test manifold for a fire pumps that has a flow meter instead of installing a testing manifold. There are 3 hydrants on the network whi...
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  • Gravity Waste Chutes

    This question is in regards to NFPA 82 code section 5.2.6.1.4.  This code section requires that "In addition, a sprinkler shall be installed within the chute at alternate floor levels in buildings over two storie...
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  • DIGITAL inspection for annual fire extinguisher maintenance (seeking AHJ opinions)

    Hello,   We are looking at ways to make the annual maintenance process easier for more people, especially those in remote or rural areas who may have a hard time getting a service company to come and check their...
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  • Test Pressure of High Pressure CO2 system distribution pipes

    For the high pressure CO2 system, especially for the distrIbution pipe system. What is the pressure test requirement according to NFPA? What is the test pressure value and shall we do air pressure test or water pressu...
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  • Hollow shaft motor for vertical turbine jockey pump

    Do jockey pump also requires hollow shaft motor as per NFPA 20, clause no. 7.5.1.3 or those requirements are only applicable to main/Fire pumps?
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  • Hollow shaft motors

    Why NFPA 20 suggests hollow shaft motor for fire pumps? Can anybody clarify.
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  • Elevator Recall and flow switch

    Does Fire Sprinkler riser's water flow switch initiate elevator emergency recall? In NFPA 72 "Table A.14.6.2.4" Typical Input/Output Matrix" shows water flow switch on first or second floor initiate elevator emer...
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  • Galvinized Pipe and Fittings

    I have a concerned issue with using galvanized steel pipe (ASTM A53) and malleable iron fittings in a combination water supply to domestic water systems and fire sprinkler systems.   Galvanized pipe and fittings ...
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